From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age? #544505-02537

Submission Number:
544505-02537
Commenter:
Stan Thibaut
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
From Town Criers to Bloggers: How Will Journalism Survive the Internet Age?
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech, which unfortunately under current U S Supreme Court decisions, includes use of vulgar language, Neo-Nazi demonstrations and demonstrations to support, or oppose enforcement of our border and related immigration laws. Conservative radio information is no different. It is refreshing to hear truthful statements that can be verified. Further to hear alternative ideas makes people think and examine what is being done by a group, both public, or private, because progress comes from looking at all sides of an issue. Disagrement encourages open minded investigation of an issue and many times leads to a compromise of ideas. Applying one side of an issue becomes dictatorial and stifles free speech, which the Constitution guarantees. It is important to stand by those guarantees, because it helps prevent a government, by the government and for the government. This country is based on a government of by the people and for the people. This country will become stagnant without the ability of the people to express dissent when issues should be questioned.